Singaporean army deploys new armed personnel carrier Hunter to the field
Hunter is the first platform to be upgraded to the digital age and to be used more efficiently on various fields requiring armoured personnel carriers. This new armoured personnel carrier (APC) has been equipped with command, control, combat and computer (C4) systems.
The vehicle features a tracked chassis and a strong armored body. It requires an operating crew of 3 – a designated vehicle commander, a driver and a gunner. The vehicle also features an integrated cockpit both that the gunner and vehicle commander use in sync.
The vehicle also has data analytic and algorithmic “health and usage monitoring systems” (HUMS) for maintenance and efficient usage.
Hunter has been designed to have electronic driving functionality with drive-by-wire systems which lets the driver use pedals that do not require mechanical wiring.
This new APC of the Singaporean Army was first revealed to the public in June 2019, during the Singaporean Army’s 50th-year anniversary celebration parade.
Weighing 29,5 tons, the vehicle is capable of transporting 8 soldiers alongside the 3 operators. Hunter is built to replace Ultra M113 APCs in use since the beginning of the 1970s.